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Alleva Funeral Home, Inc.

1724 East Lancaster Ave, Paoli, PA

OBITUARY

Stacey Logan Bentley

July 1, 1956January 3, 2020

Stacey Logan Bentley Born July 1st, 1957 Died December 31, 2019

Stacey Logan Bentley was born on July 1st, 1957 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and died peacefully in Wayne, Pennsylvania on December 31st, 2019. She is survived by her two loving brothers James Bentley Jr. (Rebecca Paul Bentley) and Thomas Bentley (Carly Meyer Bentley), her nieces and nephews Christie, Claire, Trillium, Mason, (John Harris Jr, Crosby Harris, Patrick Bookstaber) . Stacey was the daughter of Mary and James Bentley (deceased). She attended The Baldwin School and Harriton High School in the Philadelphia suburbs, graduating in 1974. She then attended Franconia College in New Hampshire. Upon graduation, Stacey became interested in health and fitness. This interest inspired her to move to Venice California, the epicenter of fitness and bodybuilding. Her talent was extraordinary. In 1979 she took the stage at the first IFBB Women’s Bodybuilding Championships. From there she competed and won many contests. She paved the way for today’s generation of female bodybuilders. She was a contemporary of Arnold Schwarzenegger and other famous body builders and appeared with him on several television shows. Her accomplishments are well documented on the internet. Stacey returned to her home town, attended Gwynedd Mercy in Pennsylvania and became a registered nurse specializing in critical care for infants. Stacey’s desire to help others was evident to all who knew her. Her most recent accomplishments included in-home care for the elderly, volunteering for Philabundance, and was active in Alcoholics Anonymous. She passed away suddenly on December 31st 2019 in Wayne of natural causes. She was 63, she was happy, she lived a good life. All who knew her admired her determination, as well as her kindness. Stacey’s service will be held at St David’s Church on Thursday February 6th 2020 at 3:30pm. Reception to follow.

Services

6 February

Memorial Service at St. David's Radnor Episcopal

3:30 pm

St. David's Radnor Episcopal Church

The Chapel (big Church, top of hill)

763 S. Valley Forge Rd
Wayne, PA 19087

Memories

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Carol Wortman

January 17, 2020

My husband, Jeff, and I are in still in shock and struggling to process Stacey’s sudden death. Stacey was an important part of our family for the last 18 months. She took Jeff to Surrey to exercise and have lunch twice a week on a regular basis. She provided support and guidance for Jeff in the fitness room. Stacey was more than a caregiver to Jeff. Stacey was our friend, confidant and bright light during a very challenging time for our family. Stacey’s last day with us was on December 30. I gave her a gift before she left and she said “You already gave me a Christmas gift!” Stacey was a very spiritual person and I thought she would like “I’ve Been Thinking…” by Maria Shriver. She had told me that she knew Arnold and Maria “way back when...” She was happy to have Maria’s book. We hugged and cried when she left our apartment. Stacey sent me a long, very positive and supportive text around 4. I have re-read it often and tears start flowing. Stacey was a very special part of our life. Stacey was a golden gift to us. I sent a long text reply to Stacey. I am keeping those texts on my phone. Stacey’s goodness, kindness and support will remain in my heart forever! Jeff and I are deeply saddened by Stacey’s sudden death. We send our deepest condolences to her beloved family and friends.
Carol Cancelmo Wortman

Nancy Carter

January 15, 2020

I was Stacys client when she passed. For the last 9 months she spent Wednesday afternoons assisting me with errands and chores, arranged through Surrey.

I knew nothing about her background, but I did know she was one of the nicest, kindest dearest persons I'd ever known.

How wonderful that such an accomplished lady would spend time assisting the elderly. ..I'm 88, little children and the underprivileged.

She will be missed by the many lives she touched.

Nancy Carter

Tom Bentley

January 14, 2020

Mary, Chuck and Jack. Thank you for your thoughts. I get very raw when I hear how much other people loved her... but it’s good. God bless.

Tom Bentley

January 14, 2020

I have great memories of Stacey. She was a fighter and despite some of the problems she had she never gave up. She died happy, and sober. She had a quick and quiet passing with dignity.
I am proud of her in every way. I am grateful and thankful that we had our sober time together. It was everything we wished and prayed for.
I know that she would love everyone to know her successes. Please take the time to google her on the internet and see what this quiet sweet lady did in her life. I’m proud of you sis. Xo, Pie.

Mary Ernst

January 13, 2020

Tom and family, I am still finding it hard to imagine our dear Stacey is gone. What a beautiful picture you’ve posted of a woman dedicated to her Program and to helping others. I think of her every time I go to Surrey...I used to see her coming into the fitness center with a client, guiding him through the exercise machines (and always reminding of a better way to do my free weights). Or I think of her when I drive past La MAISON apartments, remembering taking a few meals to her after her back surgery. Stacey was so transparent in sharing her ups and downs with us, and we rejoiced that she was eventually free of her debilitating back pain. May all of you feel the love she gave us and continues to give as she lives in our hearts. With love and prayers...Mary & Chuck

Jack Ryder

January 8, 2020

Stacey showed us all where courage to carry on can lead to a life of good works -- helping the elderly, extending kindness to the under privileged, counseling people in need and encouraging action to succeed in life. Her accomplishments were understated as she addressed the needs of those less fortunate. I will miss her smile, her style and her winning ways.

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY